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Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (14 Dec 2015)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: ...and we will continue to do this as part of the annual reporting requirement set out in the Bill. The Government do not provide information on other protected characteristics, as set out in the Equality Act 2010, such as sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, in order to lessen the burden on training providers, which we are keen to...

Business of the House (10 Dec 2015)

Chris Bryant: ...in the 1950s—and it was not just the “No blacks, no Irish, no dogs” signs. She said, “We had been taught at Sunday school in St Vincent, by English Sunday school teachers, that we were all created equal, but in England, even in church, people used to move to another pew just because they had found themselves sitting next to someone who was black.” Well, thank...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Marriage: Northern Ireland (10 Dec 2015)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent discussions she has had with her Cabinet colleagues on the legal recognition in Northern Ireland of same-sex marriages which have been registered elsewhere in the UK.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Addressing Bullying in Schools Bill: Second Stage (8 Dec 2015)

John McCallister: ...comments on Twitter about Labour MPs, because people happened to disagree with the way in which they voted in the Syria debate. I have seen it even with colleagues in here over issues such as equal marriage and because of how they voted in such debates. There were some quite unsavoury comments made that did not add up to a proper debate, which is what we should be having on various...

Marriage Registration Certificates — [Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] (8 Dec 2015)

Sarah Champion: ...problems. I appreciate that she was looking to move the debate forward from the gender point, but as that is where we are at the moment I will stick with it as the theme. The current system of marriage registration asks for the names and occupations of the fathers of the bride and groom, but not those of the mothers and, as my hon. Friend the Member for Caerphilly (Wayne David) stated, it...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: European Convention on Human Rights: Northern Ireland (4 Dec 2015)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: ...Rights Conventions; and whether the Secretary of State has considered exercising any such power to secure full compliance in Northern Ireland with its obligations under the Convention in relation to equal marriage, blasphemy and defamation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Leader of the House: Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council (3 Dec 2015)

James Duddridge: ...of the Foreign Affairs Committee for raising this issue. Progress has been made. He mentions the Cayman Islands, and only this week their premier reported to their parliament on their recognising equal marriage, which is a great step forward. Small territories have legislative constraints on time, and it may take them longer to get all the legislation through that they would want. However,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 Nov 2015)

Tulip Siddiq: The Government and I disagree about much of what constitutes progress on gender equality, but I agreed with the Prime Minister last year when he pledged to change the law to include mothers on marriage certificates. I have heard nothing since. With the fast-approaching birth of my daughter, I would like to be valued equally in her life with my husband, so will the Prime Minister take the...

Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Iran: Nuclear Issues (24 Nov 2015)

Jim Shannon: ...recognition of the Baha’is as a religious minority in Iran. It strips them of the constitutional protections—such as they are—that are afforded to other religious communities. Baha’is are denied due process and equality before the law, which greatly concerns me. Some 780 incidents of economic persecution against Iranian Baha’is have been documented by the...

Scottish Parliament: Violence Against Women (24 Nov 2015)

Margaret Burgess: ...and political agenda. At the women in the world summit that she attended earlier this year, she expressed her passionate belief that violence against women and girls is not only a result of gender inequality but a cause of gender inequality. The Scottish Government is clear that we will never have true gender equality until we eradicate violence against women and girls. It is a tragic fact...

Isil: Northern Ireland (Welfare Reform) Bill (23 Nov 2015)

Danny Kinahan: ...why that is the case. During that debate we highlighted the fact that, out of the £80 million in the social investment fund, only £1 million had been spent. I also showed that shared education, the racial equality strategy, same-sex marriage and many more things were all stalled by the Executive. I also raised the fact that welfare reform could not be agreed, because Sinn...

Compulsory Emergency First Aid Education (State-funded Secondary Schools) Bill (20 Nov 2015)

Sam Gyimah: ...that people wish to be imposed on the national curriculum. The topics include: understanding the causes and issues around homelessness; teaching children about their rights in the context of forced marriage; teaching against violence; understanding transgender issues; knowledge about the health dangers of tobacco; understanding animal welfare; anti-bullying, including online bullying; the...

[Mike Gapes in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Male Suicide and International Men’s Day (19 Nov 2015)

Philip Davies: ...;To promote positive male role models; not just movie stars and sports men but everyday, working class men who are living decent, honest lives…To celebrate men’s positive contributions to society, community, family, marriage, child care, and to the environment…To focus on men’s health and wellbeing; social, emotional, physical and spiritual…To highlight...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Second Reading (17 Nov 2015)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: ...taxes. The mirror-opposite is true: most of us get back most of what we pay in over our lifetime. As my noble friend Lady Sherlock said, social security smooths out and supports us. This happens if we have children, through child benefit; if we experience a broken marriage, unemployment or under-employment, disability, caring responsibilities, bereavement or old age. Speaking personally,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Human Transplantation Bill: Second Stage (16 Nov 2015)

Jo-Anne Dobson: .... Like every transplant patient, Mark celebrates two birthdays each year: his real birthday on 20 March, and the birthday of his new life on 5 February. In all life's experiences — birth, marriage and, ultimately and unfortunately, death — nothing can, could or should ever prepare a young mother, as I was, to look at the very real prospect of losing her son or daughter. I...

Scotland Bill (Programme) (No.2): Clause 11 — Scope to modify the Scotland Act 1998 (9 Nov 2015)

Deidre Brock: ...Minister agree that it is extraordinary that, despite all three main parties in Scotland being led by women and the Scottish Parliament having brought in some of the most progressive legislation on equal marriage in the world, the Labour party apparently still feels that Scotland’s people need male-dominated Westminster to protect women’s rights?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Post-primary Transfer Process (3 Nov 2015)

John O'Dowd: ...yesterday proved that there can be changes in public opinion and there can be change in this House. All those who are opposed to academic selection in society, and all those who are in favour of equality in society, need to get out and campaign for change, because the marriage equality movement proved yesterday that you can change people's minds. Trade unions, civic society and equality...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Post-primary Transfer Process (3 Nov 2015)

Christopher Hazzard: ...be fair and respectful, that that has, at times, signalled a lot of Ulster Unionist policy on education reform over the last number of years. I think you are, as your leader said yesterday about marriage equality, on the wrong side of history when it comes to academic selection. The USA, the South, Britain, Canada — all the countries around the world — are lining up to pass...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Mental Health (2 Nov 2015)

Dominic Bradley: ...governance and accountability and that the approach would be cross-sectoral in nature. Daithí McKay mentioned the high rates of suicide. He referred to the LGBT community and the trauma that members of that community suffer through bullying, self-harm and suicide. He referred to today's debate on equal marriage. The vote on that —

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Marriage Equality (2 Nov 2015)

Arlene Foster: ...it comes up, again and again, without any prospect of resolution, it causes distress to everyone involved. However, I am content to reiterate the arguments in support of the policy position on same-sex marriage because I believe that those arguments are principled and persuasive and cannot easily be set aside. This is not an equality issue. I think a number of commentators have attempted...


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